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Torchwood Returns [Jan. 17th, 2008|10:56 am]
Tony Grist
Torchwood is back. I'm surprised it got a second series. But I suppose what Russell wants, Russell gets.

They've drafted James Marsters in. Essentially playing Spike- only without the bleached blond hair. Does he worry about typecasting?

This first episode was pretty slick. The title Bang bang, kiss kiss says it all. Captain Jack and the Marsters character have a history. They meet in a bar, smooch passionately, then proceed to knock seven bells out of one another. Nice.

The dialogue is wittier this time round.

But I'm in it for the sci-fi and I'd like cleverer stories, really. 

The characters are still pretty charmless.  I don't care for any of them.

And that ongoing storyline where Captain Jack is romancing the office boy. I dunno- bad business practice- sexual harrassment- all that sort of thing. Leaves a sour taste in the mouth. 

Torchwood is a good idea- quite brave too what with all teh gay- but I'm don't think they've got the recipe right.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2008-01-17 01:26 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the first series but missed last night's episode. I thought the first series was very strong on dealing with morality, ends justifying means (or not) and the treatment of those we consider to be alien. However Capn Jack is a very naughty boy and often lets his hormones get the better of him. He is a great action man but a very poor boss! Not really a hero or a role model.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-01-17 02:09 pm (UTC)
I have my doubts about Barrowman. I'm not sure he has the weight to carry the series. I preferred him in Dr Who. I think he's a supporting actor not a star.

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